This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
Join groups! Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself! Start making friends that can last a lifetime.
Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.
**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
Hello, Roxi! My son left for bootcamp on Nov. 8, 2011. He is scheduled to PIR (graduate) this coming Friday. I know what you are going through right now. I'm not going to tell you it's easy. You have to use all your resources (and then some!) to support your child as they take this huge step, but you can do it. I was unprepared for how had it was. After all, I told myself, it was always the plan that he become an independent, productive member of the adult world. Sure, I would miss him, but it's not like anyone died or anything. Well, I'm here to tell you that on November 8 that's exactly what it felt like. I cried all day. Except for when I was sobbing! But when I got the "I'm here" call, even though it was literally about 15 seconds long, I felt better. Already he sounded more focused and determined than I had heard him sound before. It will get easier for you too. I promise. And you can come here to talk and cry so your sailor-to-be gets to see the upbeat, supportive mom! Good luck!
I'm lost too!! Everyday is another day closer to bootcamp. My son is also 20. We have a great relationship and I've always been able to talk to him whenever I wanted to. Hearing what all the Navy Moms go thru waiting on their phone calls is just killing me. I am trying to focus on graduation and how great it will be to see him. The support here is amazing.
My son is leaving on February 17 so I feel your pain. I am learning so much from this website but the anticipation of him leaving for bootcamp is overwhelming. Good luck to you. I'm sure we will chat again.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!
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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)